Samuel Shaw (E20) is a focused, mature, collaborative and engaged Computer Science major. Working as a summer research intern at Carnegie Mellon, he led a team of three undergraduate students, offered key ideas contributing to the underlying science, and co-authored a paper presented at the top-ranked robotics conference, ICRA. Sam speaks passionately about mentoring youth and spends hours assisting the coach of a very successful competitive robotics club at his high school. His future plans include working for a year in the robotics field, then pursuing a Ph.D. in Robotics research.
The Class of 1947 Victor Prather Prize is awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research and a dedication to scholarly achievement.